Built around a committed philosophy, with a creative spirit that informs the entire design process, Fermob is far more than just an outdoor furniture brand. We live and breathe strong values such as respect for the environment, and implement specific know-how at every step in production.
From the production process to stagings of our products around the globe, Fermob invites you to discover our world and find out everything – from the factory in France to New York, Tokyo and London!
Fermob's Mission Fermobs mission is to design and make outdoor furniture which decorates the garden in a relaxed and convivial way. Fermob furniture has an added creative value, is of high quality, and is attractive, comfortable and affordable.
Two words epitomise Fermob furniture : Outdoor Lounge. Outdoor, for everything which attracts and draws us outside to recharge our batteries ; and Lounge, for our desire to relax and feel at ease. In brief, Fermob furniture is part of the pleasure gained from the positive effects of nature, such as getting together in a garden, improvising a terrace on a beach or creating a green paradise in ones own back yard
For the ever-increasing number of people who yearn for this lifestyle, Fermob offers a range of innovative and comfortable furniture, in various shapes and sizes which let ones imagination run wild and encourage numerous creative ideas for decoration, since the furniture is available in a multitude of colours.
Materials and Treatments For its furniture, Fermob has chosen to use metal, the "ideas material", as Gustave Eiffel called it, won over by the many ways of using it. The metals used are top-grade steel or aluminium. Innovations developed by the car industry mean that today they can be used in all weathers. Fermob furniture is either exclusively made of metal or used in combination with tear-proof Outdoor Technical Fabric, PVC-coated polyester or rot-proof wood.
Fermob furniture undergoes several stages of rust-proofing followed by two paint stages: a Fermob-exclusive process in one of the most efficient plants in Europe. Two treatments are proposed: a High Protection Index 13 treatment in 13 stages and a Very High Protection Index 22, or cataphoresis for use in very humid or saline climates.
The paint is a DuPont® powder, 100% polyester, anti-UV, deposited electrostatically on the furniture for optimal coverage, then baked at 193°, just like in the car industry.
Tests and Standards Fermob furniture meets with your professional requirements. Each seat is tested in accordance with the European standards for "outdoor furniture, seats and tables for collective use" in force: European standard NF EN 581-1, corresponding to safety, and standard NF EN 581-2 being more to do with mechanical resistance and solidity.
Our furniture is subjected to resistance tests, such as the 100000 blow hundred kilo test on chair seats, corresponding to 47 years of intensive use! The Outdoor Technical Fabric meets with the ISO 9002 quality assurance system. It can be given fire-proof treatment on request.
Our paints are subject to AFNOR standardized tests for baking, hardness, resistance to scratching and to rust. Our paints are guaranteed free from TGIC and contain no heavy metals.
Protecting our Planet: Furniture in perfect harmony with nature
A green choice of materials :
Iron: a material recycled to over 95% the world over, thanks to an organised and well-managed recycling process.
The sorting and recycling of metal in refuse centres was the first recycling circuit to function effectively throughout the world. Consequently, Fermob can guarantee that its furniture is not only recyclable, but more importantly actually recycled.
Outdoor Technical Fabrics (OTFs) : Fermobs suppliers are among the most demanding in
terms of sustainable development. For example, Fermobs leading OTF supplier is committed to a unique patented recycling process, Texyloop®, which can recycle 100% of components. All scraps and offcuts of OTF resulting from the manufacture of Fermob chairs are therefore recycled.
Ecological paint protects both the environment and your health : the powder paints used by Fermob (DuPont®, 100% polyester powder) contain no solvents.
They are 100% recyclable and are recycled in our
zero-waste installation All other waste is sorted and recycled.
Wood : used only for our Bistro Naturel seats, comes exclusively from sustainably managed, PEFC-certified european forests.
All other waste is sorted and recycled. Indeed, Fermob was one of the first furniture companies to sign the SERPOL convention on the collection and disposal of special waste.